Seeds of Change is bearing fruit

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

by Megan Martin Only six months after launching, McGill’s new Seeds of Change crowdfunding platform has resulted in 12 fully-funded projects, and brought in $271,387 from more than 1,000 individual gifts to McGill. Put simply – it’s off to a good start. The Seeds of Change website provides a virtual space to connect entrepreneurial McGill [...]

A school for spies and saboteurs

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

CBC’s Second World War drama X Company is one of winter’s most hotly anticipated new TV shows. Co-creator Stephanie Morgenstern, BA’88, describes how the show came to be.

The professor provocateur

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Iconoclastic management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, has always raised thorny questions about corporate culture. In his latest book, he is questioning the excesses of capitalism itself.

Exploring civil disobedience on the Internet

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

McGill doctoral student Molly Sauter‘s new book examines the use of denial-of-service actions as a form of political activism

Windows to the past

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

McGill’s Hosmer Collection is the largest grouping of medieval stained glass in Canada. Displayed in the Macdonald-Harrington Building, the collection is the subject of a new book.

A tale of two James McGills

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

The recent debut of the much-anticipated TV series Better Call Saul revealed a surprise — particularly to McGill graduates. Saul once went by a different name, one that’s very familiar to McGillians.

How rethinking the food chain can thwart Ebola

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Ebola is one of many zoonoses — diseases that can move from one species to another. McGill’s Colin Chapman says banning bushmeat can help limit the spread of Ebola.

Exhibition spotlights art icon’s sketchy past

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Arthur Lismer co-founded Canada’s legendary Group of Seven. He also taught at McGill’s School of Architecture. A new exhibition showcases the whimsical sketches he produced at McGill.

Another date with the Academy

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Torill Kove, MUP’89, has already won one Oscar for her short animated films and her newest work, Me and My Moulton, is in the running for another Academy Award next month.

The economy and the environment: Do we have to choose?

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Economics professor Chris Ragan says a healthy environment is a foundation for a strong economy. His new Ecofiscal Commission will be making that case to governments.